Art Preparator
Job Title: Art Preparator
Reports To: Art Associate/Gallery Director/Principal Auctioneer
Position Grade:  1.5 Stripes
Department: Art Auction Department
Manger's Title: Principal Auctioneer
Monthly Salary Range: USD$1,000~1,200  + commission
(Accurate Salary will be noted once the candidate officially hired)

Producing the Art Auction

Job Overview:
Each Art Preparator (AP) assists with program operations and logistics, and are an integral part of each cruise ship art program. Art Preparators are selected from a variety of multicultural backgrounds. Art Preparators should be coachable, professional, and willing to learn.

Responsibilities and Duties 
include (but are not limited to)
  • Coordinates art displays for gallery events and art auctions in accordance with cruise ship safety standards and art handling best practices
  • Supervises inventory of artwork, marketing collateral, and office supplies
  • Manages the quality and integrity of the onboard art collection, art gallery, and art storage areas in line with cruise ship safety standards
  • Leads a team of hired art movers, educating them on art handling best practices and cruise ship safety standards
  • Assists the Principal Auctioneer during auctions by gathering requested artwork, bringing artwork on and off the auction stage, managing artwork setup, and safely returning artwork to storage

  • Experience:Fine arts gallery, auction sales experience and proven sales record preferred
  • Education level
    • High school diploma or higher is preferred.
    • Degree or Diploma in Art related is an asset.
  • Specific skills & Knowledge
    • Possesses strong public speaking skills
    • Possesses an entrepreneurial mindset and a competitive drive
    • Enjoys a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
    • Works closely with other team members in a multicultural environment
    • Be personable and maintain a professional demeanor and appearance
  • Language
    • Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially with guests
    • Ability to communicate in English to understand, interpret written procedures, give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from guests, supervisors and co-workers
    • Excellent verbal and written command of the English language
    • Ability to speak additional languages such as Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Italian or Portuguese preferred.
    •  Must be about to speak English plus at least one of the following languages to a conversational/business level (Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese)
  • Physical abilities
    • Must meet all physical requirements, including the ability to participate in emergency life-saving drills and required training.
    • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Career Prospects
    • Joining the Shoreside Management:  Advanced auctioneers may have the opportunity to join other departments, including Fleet Management, Marketing, and Recruiting.
    • Representing International Auction Team: Qualified auctioneers may have the opportunity to join a land-based sales team.
    • Other Opportunities: Many auctioneers go on to pursue a career in business, entrepreneurship, sales, broadcasting, and museum studies.